2014 Paso Robles Kendo Gasshuku (August 16 – 17)

2nd Annual SCKO Summer Gasshuku in Paso Robles
Open to all Level Kenshis (non-bogu and with-bogus, kids and adults)

Gasshuku fee: Free
BBQ at Barrel 27 Winery (Food and all you can drink wine and drinks inclusive)
Adults: $15
Juniors (18 and under): Free

Date/Time Schedule:

August 16 Saturday:
11:45AM: Arrive at the gym
12 noon to 3:00PM: Kendo Training
4:00 to 8:00PM: BBQ at Barrel 27 Winery

August 17 Sunday:
7:45AM: Arrive at the gym
8:00 to 9:15AM: Morning Practice
Dismissal after practice

Kendo Training: Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Drive, Paso Robles CA 93446 (Gym)
BBQ: Barrel 27 Wine Company, 2323 Tuley Court, #110, Paso Robles CA 93446

>> Please access the SCKO website to signup!

74th Annual Nisei Week Kendo Kyu Tournament

Date: August 24, 2014
Time: Sign-in 8:00~8:30 (all divisions)
Place: Almansor Gym 800 S. Almansor Ave, Alhambra

Individual Matches; 3 minutes, 2 min extension, hantei (Except semifinals and final)
Team Matches; 3 minutes, no extension

10 years and under any kyu
11 to 13 years any kyu
14 to 15 years any kyu
Women’s kyu 14 and older
Adult 16 and older

Tournament Fees:

Kyu Division- $15.00

Bento- $8.00 each


Date: August 10, 2014
Roll Call: 8:30 AM
Place: CSULB, Pyramid

*Yudansha Divisions (Regular Tournament)
1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan ,4 Dan & Up, Women’s Dan
Rules: 4 minutes, Unlimited Extension

*Kyu Team
0-4 Kyu Team (3 kenshi, 17 yeas of age and under)
3-1 Kyu Team (3 kenshi, 17 years of age and under)
Rules: Each Dojo can submit up to 2 teams in each division
3 minutes, no extension

*Kachinuki Team
3 Kenshi consisting of any combination of below mentioned:
-Adult kyu (18 years of age and older)
- Yudansha (up to 3 dan and 30 years of age and older)
Minimum of 2 Kenshi per team
Taisho can not tie. If there are any ties prior to the taisho match both participants will sit
No jodan, no nito, and no tsuki
Each dojo can submit up to 2 teams for both Kyu and Kachinuki Teams.

Tournament Fee: $20.00
◦ Officials, staff members, spectators, and volunteers have FREE admission. However, will be asked to pay a parking fee.

Volunteer: Three courts and front desk need volunteers

SCKO Celebration party for USA championship (July 20th)

Butokuden Kendo Members:

As you know, last month was the AUSKF Championships.
SCKO is planning to hold Team SCKO Celebration Party on July 20th.
We have to tell SCKO the number of participants in this party.
Please let me know , if you can come to the party and you have time on July 20th.

We hope that many people will come to the party for the people who participated the AUSKF Chanpionship.

Date Time: Sunday July 20, 2014 (2 to 5 PM)

Location: Kim Su Seafood Restaurant

10530 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA 92683

(714) 554-6261



FEE: 2014 SCKO Team Members & Coaches: FREE

Juniors 18 & Under: FREE

Non-Team Adults: $20

USA Kendo Championships Celebration Party! (Butokuden Dojo Version)

Butokuden Kendo Members:

As you know, last weekend was the AUSKF Championships. From our Dojo the following players participated:

1) Junior Youth Division: 1st place Team Matches
a. Gen takahashi
b. Arata Ogikubo (Top 8, individual)

2) Senior Youth Division
a. Ryo Ogikubo

3) Senior Division: 2nd place Team Matches
a. Lee Uchida

4) Women’s Division:
a. Victoria Kuo
b. Yuko Saito
c. Minako Harigai (2nd place individual)

5) Men’s Division: 2nd place Team Matches
a. Taro Ariga

2014 SCKO representatives from Butokudne Dojo 2014 SCKO Team


We played a key role for the SCKO team, so I would like to have celebration party to our Dojo representatives.

I apologize for the short notice, but some people are going on vacation, so I would like to set the celebration party as follows. Please note that the practice schedule is modified. The party will be a potluck, so please bring a dish.

Date: 7/3 (Thursday)
1BU: No change (3:30 – 4:30PM)
2BU & 3BU: Practice together (5 – 7PM)
Party: 7 – 9PM (Potluck)
Location: Butokuden Parking lot

2014 All USA Kendo Championships Info (June 27 – 29) San Diego California

Click here for details


2014 Butokuden Junior Kendo Camp Application Form (July 7 – 10)

Butokuden Kendo Dojo will be hosting a Junior Summer Kendo camp.

Place: BUTOKUDEN Kendo Dojo
Date: July 7 – 10 (Mon – Thu)
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Fee: $40 (Butokuden Members), $60 (Non Butokuden members)
Ages: 7 – 20 years old

Nagisa Komorida 4 Dan
2012 All Japan University Champion
2013 West Japan University Champion
Graduated from Osaka Kyoiku Daigaku (Osaka University of Education) majoring in Physical Education

You will learn the basics of Kendo to very advanced techniques from one of the best woman Kendo player in Japan.

Watch Nagisa Sensei’s 2012 All Japan Final Match

Please use the form below to register before June 30.
We will stop registration when class is full.
We will cancel class if there are less than 10 participants.

The 30th Shidogakuin Anniversary Tournament (August 30-31, 2014 )

Tournament Information

1. Date: August 30th and 31st, 2014,

2. Place: The metropolitan Washington DC area, at Ernst Cultural Center in Annandale,Virginia

3. Roll Call:  August 30,2014(Saturday)  08:15 – 9:00 Check-­‐in and Registration

August 31, 2014 (Sunday) 08:15 – 09:00 Check-­‐in and Registration

4. Eligibility: Valid AUSKF Member

5. Event:

“INDIVIDUAL DIVISIONS” (Saturday, 8/30):
Youth Divisions:
A. Up to 10 years old   B. 11 to 12 years old
C. 13 to 15 years old     D. 16 to 18 years old
(Note, if you are age 18, you must decide if you want to be in Youth or Men’s Division, not both)

Men’s Divisions:
E. 18 and up (mudansha)                   F. 18 and up (shodan & ni-dan)
G. 18 and up (san-dan & yon-dan) H. 18 and up (go-dan and up)
Women’s Divisions:
I. Women (16 and up, ni-dan and below)
J. Women (16 and up, san-dan and up)

“TEAM DIVISIONS” (Sunday, 8/31):
A: Junior Youth Boy’s Team (ages 12-15)

B. Senior Youth Boy’s Team (ages 16-18);

C. Senior-Junior Youth Girl’s Team (ages 18 and under)

D. Men’s Team (age 18 and up) E. Women’s Team (age 18 and up)

6. Tournament Fees: (non-refundable)

$30 for Individual Division (Saturday, August 30th)
$25 for Team Division (Sunday, August 31st)

7. Bento (Lunch box): $10.00

8. Tournament Deadline:  July 30th, 2014

SCKO T-shirt Order form (Butokuden Dojo Only)

Please respond by June 8.

If you need multiple shirts, please fill out one form for each shirt.


BUTOKUDEN Kendo Activity Schedule (May – July, 2014)

May 18: SCKO Godogeiko @ Butokuden (9:00 – Noon). Please be at the Dojo by 8:30

May 18: SCKO Team Practice @ Butokuden (2:00 – 5:00)

May 23 – 27 (Ito sensei’s visit to Butokuden Dojo) Details >> http://www.butokuden.com/2014/05/16/ito-sensei-visit-to-butokuden-dojo-may-22-27/

May 25 Memorial Day Tournament (Marina High School, Huntington Beach)

May 25 After Memorial day Tournament: Pool Party as Lee’s Home (Huntington Beach)

June 3 – 5: Terui Sensei @ Butokuden (He will join Adult’s 3BU Keiko)

June 8: SCKO Team Practice @ Lomita

June 15: SCKO Godogeiko @ Butokuden (9:00 – Noon). Please be at the Dojo by 8:30

June 15: SCKO Team Send Off Party @ Butokuden (2 – 5PM)

June 27 – 29: AUSKF Championships @ San Diego City College, San Diego, California

July 20: SCKO Godogeiko @ Butokuden (9:00 – Noon). Please be at the Dojo by 8:30